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Old 09-08-2015, 09:57 PM   #1
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Do any of you guys that are lowered with a staggered setup have any issues with the rear tires rubbing on the fenders ? Tire I'm running is a 275 30/20. I can't feel or hear it rubbing , just noticed tire marks on the inside fender
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Lowering the car shifts the axle left. You may need an adjustable panhard bar to center the axle again. It's what I did. I have 285 tires on 19x11 rear wheels (+42mm offset). No rubbing!
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I have a 305/35/20 in the rear and I'm still able to tuck my tires. Depending on your offset is probably what's causing your tires to rub.


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That makes sense


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I'm not lowered as much as The_Chech.........I'm lowered 2" in the rear and running 285x35/20's on 14 GT500 rims which are 9.5" wide and have a 50mm offset. I'm running 275x40/19's in front with a 44mm offset.
As NvrNuf pointed out........if you don't already have an adjustable pan hard you should probably invest in one. From the factory the rearend is bias towards the drivers side and lowering the car will move it further.................could be as simple as bring the rearend back to center.
I can still go to a 295x35/20 and still be ok.............it's all about the offset.
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I'm not lowered as much as The_Chech.........I'm lowered 2" in the rear and running 285x35/20's on 14 GT500 rims which are 9.5" wide and have a 50mm offset. I'm running 275x40/19's in front with a 44mm offset.
As NvrNuf pointed out........if you don't already have an adjustable pan hard you should probably invest in one. From the factory the rearend is bias towards the drivers side and lowering the car will move it further.................could be as simple as bring the rearend back to center.
I can still go to a 295x35/20 and still be ok.............it's all about the offset.

Is there only one way offset can be changed ?


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Is there only one way offset can be changed ?


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Not sure what you are asking.

Wheel offset can be changed by the wheel manufacturer or you can have specially made wheels, or you change the width of the wheel by having it widened or you can have it narrowed. You can also tub a car and narrow the rear axle and this will all you to put very large wheels and tires inside the body line.................
You can use spacers but I don't recommend them and have never used them as I feel it's a band aid approach...........if you need a certain offset buy a wheel with that offset.

This explains offset a little better;
https://www.rsracing.com/TechWheel.aspx#backspace
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Cool thanks for the link , that explains it


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Do any of you guys that are lowered with a staggered setup have any issues with the rear tires rubbing on the fenders ? Tire I'm running is a 275 30/20. I can't feel or hear it rubbing , just noticed tire marks on the inside fender
Where exactly are the marks you see?
Drivers side/passenger side? Or both?
Inner wheel well/outer wheel well?

You should be able to easily see/measure if the wheels are centered or shifted to one side relative to the body.
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Where exactly are the marks you see?

Drivers side/passenger side? Or both?

Inner wheel well/outer wheel well?



You should be able to easily see/measure if the wheels are centered or shifted to one side relative to the body.

Marks are on the driver side on the inner wheel well so I'm guessing a panhard bar would fix it


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Marks are on the driver side on the inner wheel well so I'm guessing a panhard bar would fix it


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Very easy way to check is take a "plumb bob", a piece of string about 14" long with an nut tied on one end and tape it to the body just above and in the center of the wheel well on both sides. Let it settle.................measure from the string to the wheel rim on both sides. Take one side.....say it is 2.125" and the other is 2", subtract one from the other, which would give you .125 inches....divide that by two and that would be the distance your rearend would have to move....if the distance is less than 1/8th of inch you are pretty much good to go unless you want to try and split the difference.
Hope that helps.
Let us know what the measurements are....Ok?
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